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“Best hostel ever!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Tranquilo Hostel
100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica   |  
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9 hotel reviews
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“Best hostel ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Clean, cozy, hammocks on the balcony, sweeettt kitchen - including microwave, 3 gas discs, and basically everything you'll need.
Super friendly staff, very professional and helpful, nice breakfast.

Perfect location near the supermarket and town's center.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My friend and I stayed here in January and we were happily surprised with this place. It was our first time in Central America and didn't know what to expect. Immediately we were greeted with friendly smiles and advised on what to do in the town. They helped arrange activities for us and even took us on a hike where we climbed a giant strangler tree and rappelled down the side of it. Breakfast was nice and using the kitchen is great for people on a budget. Great hostel in this area!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I stayed at Casa Tranquilo for 2 nights. The staff were friendly and helpful with organising activities and giving advice about buses etc. It was very comfortable and fairly clean, with a pretty good kitchen and hot showers. The only downside was that the building is creaky and quite cramped, so we could hear everything happening in the corridors and rooms around. The breakfast was fantastic – the best I’ve had in a hostel!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights with a group aged 18-23 having been recommended it by another friend.

Good:
Extremely friendly and helpful staff who sorted everything for us no problem.
Great breakfast served in a new separate canteen area. Unlike other hostels where 'free breakfast' means you can help yourself to some skanky cereal, a slice of buttered cardboard and the dregs of some fruit juice, here the breakfast is served to you like in a restaurant and consists of fruit, egg, toast, banana bread and coffee. It was great!
Five minutes walking distance of the only pub in town 'Amigos' and supermarket.
Transport to activities picks you up from hostel and all can be arranged through reception. Never felt pressured into spending money on activities though which is always refreshing.
$8 a night for private room and breakfast was amazing!

Bad:
Like other reviews say, the walls were quite thin but in my opinion you can't have it all and at the end of the day this is a hostel in Costa Rica not a 5 star hotel.

Overall highly recommended

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I stayed here with a few friends, we'd be staying in the south of the country in the days previous to arriving and had a long bus/taxi/local driver journey. It was really nice to reach Casa Tranquilo after a long day. The owners were welcoming, very relaxed but helpful and organised. The rooms and facilities were good, not luxurious but neither is the price, so I was more than happy with what we got. The hostel has a central kitchen and communal area which is really nice and it was great to meet the other people staying at the time. There's loads of info of things to do in the area and we arranged our activities for our stay through the hostel. On one of the days one of the guys who works there took us tree climbing, it was brilliant, so much fun and saw some incredible views.

Bread and eggs were available for you to cook for breakfast free of charge.We had a really good stay here.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

If you plan to go to St. Elena, Monteverde, Costa Rica I totally recommend to stay in the Hostel Casa Tranquilo. The staff is super freindly, they give you any information you need. The rooms are nice and clean.
We also had a nice BBQ in the Hostel which was really amazing, Thanks!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

this hostel is really nice. you get a lot for this goid price. we had a private room with bath, and it was very clean and confortable. the kitchen is great to cook something and in the morning they provide fresh fruits, eggs and bread for you. breakfast is included. santa elena is very small, so you can walk everything by foot. we even could see a sloth in the tree right in front of the hostel. there are shuttleservices to monteverde and santa elena cloudforest for 1$. i really can recommend this hostel, i would stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Casa Tranquilo Hostel

Also Known As:
Casa Tranquilo Hotel Santa Elena
Casa Tranquilo Hotel
Casa Tranquilo Hostel Monteverde, Costa Rica - Santa Elena
Address: 100 m downhill from the SuperCompro supermrket | Monteverde, Puntarenas, Santa Elena 5655, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Monteverde > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 23 Specialty lodging in Santa Elena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Tranquilo is a rustic tico-style house turned into a relaxed hostel outside the village of Santa Elena in Monteverde, Costa Rica.here you'll find Free Breakfast, Free Internet & Wifi. Kitchen and parking area are also available... ... more   less 
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